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2055 – Xenofontos, photos of the surroundings and the outside of the monastery

Today I will show pictures of the outside of Xenofontos monastery. The plan below is drawn in 1980 by Mylonas. As you can see on the aerial below, which I took in 2017, the layout of monastery has undergone some … Continue reading

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2054 – the hike between Docheiariou and Xenofontos (with a small detour along the coastline)

On September 18th 2018 we walked the short track between Docheiariou and Xenofontos. With the detour it is only 2 km and it takes less then half an hour. First I will show some pictures at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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2053 – Ouranoupolis port live webcam and Lavra photo webcam

https://www.meteocam.gr/ChalkidikiOuranoupolisPort This a link to a live webcam that is located at the beginning of the Ouranopolis pier, next to the old “Sidney Loch” tower. The live streaming images (plus sound, especially the high shrieking calling of the Alpine Swift, … Continue reading

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2052 – Koutloumousiou revisited

After a short walk in the fog from Karyes we reached the monastery of Koutloumousiou. The first monastery we visited in our 2019 pilgrimage. In the archonidiriki we didn’t see the young German speaking monk who had taught us about … Continue reading

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2051 – May 19th: fire in generator room Panteleimonos, temporarily no pilgrims welcome

On May 19 2019 a fire broke out in the Russian monastery Panteleimonos, as a result of which the monastery generator room was completely burned and the monastery lost its source of electricity (source: afonit.info) In an interview the abbot … Continue reading

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2050 – John Julius Norwich talks about Mount Athos

also read post 1107 and 852 by Herman Voogd

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2049 – a report from two Dutch pilgrims of their Athos visit in May 2019

We (Yke and Wouter Bakker, father & son) arrived on May 4 in Ouranoupolis after our flight from Schiphol to Thessaloniki for our second visit to Athos. We visited Athos before in May 2015. We heard that because of strong … Continue reading

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